Local Outreach

We take seriously the command to love our neighbors,
not just in words but also in action.


UPC has a long tradition of caring for our neighbors, particularly in the areas of housing, food insecurity, and mental health. Our local outreach committee helps us partner with local organizations through the giving of our financial resources and of our time.

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Meet our Partner Organizations

Food Insecurity
Mental Health

Partner Organizations Focusing on Housing


Habitat for Humanity of Orange County: Habitat for Humanity of Orange County changes lives by bringing together God’s people and resources to help families in need build and own quality affordable homes in safe and supportive communities. orangehabitat.org

Inter-Faith Council for Social Service (IFC):  The IFC provides shelter, food, direct services, advocacy and information to people in need. ifcweb.org

UNC Horizons: UNC Horizons is a substance use disorder treatment program for women, and is in the process of building affordable graduate apartments for mothers and their children at the Horizons Homestead community to support the long-term recovery of women who complete residential treatment. med.unc.edu/obgyn/horizons

Rebuilding Together of the Triangle: Rebuilding Together of the Triangle works to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods by providing home repair and renovation services free of charge to those in need. rttriangle.org


Partner Organizations Focusing on Food Insecurity


Inter-Faith Council for Social Service (IFC):  The IFC provides shelter, food, direct services, advocacy and information to people in need. ifcweb.org

Society of Saint Andrew: The Society of St. Andrew brings people together to harvest and share healthy food, reduce food waste, and build caring communities by offering nourishment to hungry neighbors. endhunger.org/north-carolina

TABLE:  The mission of TABLE is to provide healthy, emergency food aid every week to hungry elementary school children living in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, NC. tablenc.org

PORCH, Inc.: An all-volunteer, grass-roots hunger relief organization whose mission is to collect and distribute food to assist families living in poverty in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro community. porchnc.org

Meals on Wheels:  Meals on Wheels provides hot, nutritious meals and personal visits to seniors and disabled individuals; this improves health, reduces isolation and helps seniors and the disabled maintain their independent lifestyles. mowocnc.org

Partner Organizations Focusing on Mental Health


Alamance-Orange County’s Prison Ministry (Men): Supplies personal items for prisoners, volunteer sponsors, help with job development and presents music and worship services.

Compass Center for Women and Families: Provides financial, legal, career, adolescent, education, support and referral for women and girls in the Triangle. Prevent and end family violence in our community through direct services and education. compassctr.org

Freedom House: Provides non-hospital medical detox, acute substance abuse stabilization, extended care and transitional living to promote recovery from the disease of dual diagnosis addiction (addiction plus a mental illness). freedomhouserecovery.org.

Presbyterian Prison Ministry (Women’s Prison in Raleigh): This is the state’s major correctional facility for women located in Raleigh


Other Local Organizations We Support

Charles House: Enriching the lives of seniors, supporting families caring for aging family members and representing the community’s commitment to its elders. charleshouse.org